There is a trail within Cheyenne Mountain State Park that’s a local favorite, Blackmer Loop Trail.
Our first time to Cheyenne Mountain State Park and we were pleasantly surprised how invigorating and pretty “Blackmer Trail Loop” became as we hiked up into the rugged foothills. Soon you are hiking into rocks and boulders, surrounded by tall pines with a couple stream crossings.
You’d never know it was here when driving into the park.
Its winter and parts of the trail are deep in shade and sprinkled with snow. Even though the leaves are gone and the colorful wildflowers have since passed, its a great time to be out here. There are more mule deer about than people.
On the Trail Map you will find 18 different trails ranging from short and easy to long and moderate.
We started on Zook Loop to reach Blackmer Loop and added Cougar’s Shadow Trail in the middle which made our hike 6.5 miles.
You will soon see why this trail is a Cheyenne Mountain Park favorite.
Once you are on Blackmer Loop you will feel like you are deep in the woods, the scenery gets more enchanting and your hike becomes a bit more challenging.
Whether you are camping in the Park, visiting Colorado Springs or you live in Colorado Springs this is a great relaxing hike or trail run to add to your day.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is just 7 miles south of Colorado Springs, yet feels miles away.
Inside the Visitor Center feels like a Lodge, has loads of information about wildlife that’s been spotted in the Park, a hiking sign-up challenge for the year and information on guided hikes.
Mountain biking your thing? One of the most popular activities here, miles of trails through meadows, and up into the foothills.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife website has everything you need to know about Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
Located: 410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO, 80926
Multi-Use Trails: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
21 miles of trails within the Park
Visitor Center: 719-576-2016
In the summer months there are more mule deer than people!